Red Ladder Theatre Company is touring archipelago art collective’s raucous show ‘Santa Must Die!’ across Wakefield for an alternative musical start to the festive season.

The show features characters Nadia and Abed, aka the North’s greatest band ‘Santa Must Die!’, who are playing their local for one night only. But it’s Christmas Eve… and Santa is a bad boss.

Unending queues of entitled customers, minimum wage, no time off, zero hour contracts. It’s about time the elves staged a riot.

This is a different kind of Christmas story about it being really sh*t when Xmas is all work and no play, about finding joy in unexpected places, and fighting against that which is meant to keep you down.

This show is at the Queen’s Mill Castleford. Scroll down for showings at The Grove Hall in South Kirkby and The Cluntergate Centre in Horbury.

Please note this show is suitable for ages 14+.

Performances are funded with a Culture Grant from Wakefield Council.

Venue opening hours

Monday : 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Tuesday : 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Wednesday : 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Thursday : 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Friday : 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Saturday : Closed

Sunday : Closed

    Access facilities

  • Wheelchair Accessible

Venue Details

Find us at

1 Aire Street, Castleford, WF10 1JL